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Twelve Steps to Agility by Dan Mezick

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Twelve Steps to Agility by Dan Mezick

Time: June 1, 2011 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Chariot Solutions
Street: 515 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 202
City/Town: Fort Washington
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Event Type: discussion, meeting
Organized By: D. André Dhondt
Latest Activity: Aug 26, 2011

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You’re trying to do Agile & it isn’t really taking. You are running into problems... various levels, from naysayers on teams all the way up to C-level execs. At your company, everything is a “top priority” & frequent interruptions are the norm. Explaining “who does what when” is complicated, & there is no clear answer on how to simplify that story. Most meetings you attend are a waste of time in your view. You know Agile is part of the solution, but the results so far are NOT good.


You ask yourself: What steps can we can take now that are quick, cheap & effective?


Your company is not quite ready for Scrum— you tried that and no, it didn’t really “take”. You ended up relating to many of the “Scrum-butt” stories you found on the web. The reality is, you are really in a “pre-Agile” state of being. You are not quite ready yet. What you really need is a set of high-impact, low-cost steps you can take NOW that prepare your team, your department, and perhaps even your wider organization for real movement— over time— into Agile ways of working.


That is what this session is all about: It is a short list of things you can do right now that prepare your people to really “get” Agile.


Most of these steps are not costly, and every one of them is effective. The steps are from an experienced Agile coach. These steps answer the question “Short of doing Agile “by the book”, what can we do now that can help us get better? What steps can we take now that are immediately actionable, not costly, and really effective?”


Attend this session to learn twelve simple steps to Agility. Over 80% of these steps will not cost you a dime. Each of the steps is a kind of pre-Agility practice that can help move your organization forward. When you are doing most of these steps well, you can confidently move into Agile practices. All of these steps prepare you to execute on genuine Agile in your organization. These “pre Agile” practices are 100% aligned with and support authentic Agile thinking and Agile practices.



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Comment by Andrea Michalek on June 1, 2011 at 11:57pm
I enjoyed the conversation tonight.  Thanks!
Comment by Jeffrey on June 1, 2011 at 9:31pm
Great discussion tonight, will be applying various steps in the organizations I interact. Thank you.
Comment by Nathan Carlson on May 31, 2011 at 2:01pm

Any chance this will be recorded? Or will notes be available? I'm not sure I'll be able to make it but I and others in our organization could benefit from this.



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